London votes

Tomorrow, May 1st, London votes for mayor and assembly members. The incumbent Labour mayor, Ken Livingstone, has served for 8 years and is seeking re-election. There are the usual suspects in the running: a Lib Dem candidate who will get some votes, a Green candidate who will get a few, and a bunch of candidates (BNP, Christian People’s Alliance, etc) who haven’t a hope of any significant numbers.

I’ll be voting around mid-day.

There’s a really nifty web page that explains how the London election will work. Especially pleasing are the animations – narrated by broadcaster Sir Trevor MacDonald – on How do I vote? and on how the supplementary voting system works in What happens to my vote?

All I know is: if that idiot Boris Johnson wins, I’m leaving town.